All posts filed under: fabric

the homebody’s guide to self-care

I was wondering around my bloglovin’ feed last week, and there was a post titled THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR HOME MIGHT BE MISSING. Well alright then, I’m always down for some good click bait! So off to the Camile Styles website I went, there I found a photo of a glamorous bathroom and a mood board of pretty things to make taking a bath more enjoyable. Yah, yah, whatever. I don’t have a fancy bathroom, and a beautiful plank of wood (bathtub tray) isn’t going to help much. Our only bathroom is teeny all the highlighted items in the post would just need to be stored somewhere out of the way.  Not glamorous! But, I did something that I don’t normally do, I read the article. Shocking, right? In the introduction, the author, Cristina Cleveland, talks about what she and her co-workers do for self-care. I was shocked that the list didn’t include the oil diffuser or the exfoliator that she linked to. Now, hold on a minute, cuz this was profound for me. …

Sweet Revival Sewing Challenge

I’ve just been introduced to Ink and Arrow Fabrics in the last few months. I found the first fun print from them at my LQS, Quilting Adventures. A fat quarter of the Christmas Doors print from the Naughty or Nice collection had to come home with me. I made (OK, almost finished) a radiator cover out of it, that you can see on my Instagram feed here and here. Then the ladies from Wives of Whitewood asked me to be a part of the Sweet Rebellion Sewing Challenge blog hop.The Sweet Rebellion fabric line is designed by Felicia Gallo for Ink and Arrow Fabrics. Bee bold with these soft & pretty flowers mingling with sugar skulls and chains…In pinks, greys and black, it’s just a tad rebellious… a Sweet Rebellion by ©Felicia Gallo. I picked the Packed Lilly of the Valley and gray Sugar Skulls (in trade for tutorial) to make an embroidered table runner. I love the fun prints on the gray, it feels playful and grown up to me. The embroidery pattern has …

WIP Wednesday: Fractal Quilt

I recently started sewing again, and I’ve been in the mood to quilt. Even though I’ve been sewing since I was 12, I’ve only made one quilt. I made a quilt for my book At Home with Modern June. That quilt was a simple quilt that I made with 5″ scrapes, and it was similar to a 1970’s crazy quilt that my Grr (Grandma) gave me when I was just out of college. Now that I have time to sew for my family I’ve turned to my shelf of sewing books for inspiration. I found myself intrigued with Alexandra Winston’s book Quilt Lab, and her Fractal Quilt pattern kept lingering in my mind. I was able to meet her at a Quilt Market when out C&T Publishing books came out in 201?. Last Saturday I set out to start two identical quilts one for my son, Aidan, and another for my brother. My brother, Steve, is a mathematics professor, so a fractal quilt seemed like the perfect fit. Once I got into my second day …